This month we’re whisking you off to a new hotel on a barge in London and a 17-seater bike on the Isle of Wight. We’ve also got a few firsts lined up, with Cornwall’s first plough-to-bottle distillery and the world’s first augmented reality zipline.
There’s a great month ahead for Potterheads, glampers and history fans, with a new Harry Potter quiz in the actual Hogwarts film set, Liverpool’s first urban glamping site, and anniversary celebrations for Thomas Chippendale and Captain Cook.
London’s first bottomless brunch on the beach, a season of field-to-fork events on a working farm with a restaurant and art gallery, and the Great British Gin Festival are all on the agenda this month, with the UK’s first zero-waste vegan festival lined up for later in the summer.
Whatever your tipple, discover new venues, savour new flavours and get shoulder-to-shoulder with alcohol experts around England for World Cocktail Day (13 May); English Wine Week (27 May – 4 June); and World Gin Day (9 June).